It was my husband and my 10 year anniversary and he took our family to The Avalon on Catalina. Laurie and the other staff were so helpful with recommendations for us, accommodating our busy three year old son (feeding the fish in the koi pond was a big hit) and our baby daughter, and we found the entire hotel experience here to be so relaxing and inviting. Our large corner room had beautiful views, two balconies, and an updated bathroom, and the location is fantastic. Right near everything without being on the noisy main street. The Avalon feels more like a bed and breakfast, much more personal than many other hotel experiences. We loved it so much we bought two of their signature coffee mugs. We will definitely return!